The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2017 campaign: Heritage in our hands will take stock of the progress made over the past ten years to mobilize youth to preserve and promote World Heritage by reaching out to their peers and their communities.
Over the past ten years, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative has tremendously grown due to the increasing interest and appreciation for the protection and preservation of World Heritage sites. In the year of its 10th anniversary, 51 youth action projects will be implemented at 50 World Heritage properties and sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists, from May through November 2017, by 46 organisations in 32 countries.
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.
Elixir Foundation is an organisation founded by the presidential awardees, who achieved the feat, due to social works under National Service Scheme - An Undertaking of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The Idea was cultivated in order to give something back to the nation; organisation is an integral part of and also for the overall upliftment of our brothers and sisters.
Among the 46 Organisations selected, Elixir Foundation is the one hosting the WHV at Rani Ki Vav (The Queen's Step Well) at Patan, Gujarat, India from June 20, 2017 to July 01, 2017 inviting participation of youth globally to work on heritage conservation and promotion in India with Archaeological Survey of India & Government of Gujarat.
Rani-ki-Vav is an exceptional example of a distinctive form of subterranean
water architecture of the Indian subcontinent, the stepwell, which is located on the
banks of the Saraswati River in Patan. Initially built as a memorial in the 11th century
CE, the stepwell was constructed as a religious as well as functional structure and
designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water. Rani-ki-Vav is a
single-component, water management system divided into seven levels of stairs and
sculptural panels of high artistic and aesthetic quality.
Painting Contest is an Integral Part of the UNESCO's WHV 2017 - Let's Heritage to promote Heritage through creative talent in the form of visual arts.
All participants will be honored with certificates and we have 3 categories of Awards namely - Best Artist, Star Artist and Upcoming Artist.
Eligibility- Open for all age groups and nationalities
Size- 24"x18" (width x height)
Base- paper, canvas, toned paper, fabric
Medium- All mediums are allowed including colour or black and white pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint, water colour, poster colour
Time limit- Maximum time slot will be given is 7 hours to complete the artwork (1 hour lunch break, no one can continue the artwork during the lunch time slot)
View- Choosing the perfect view is up to the artist only, no such limit for the frame.
* Markings will be based on how far the theme is clear to the viewer
* it is upon the artist, how far s/he con make the Vav more lively.
* making art in lunch time will cause the decrements in marking.
* Artist can choose any type of perspective (one point to 3 point) for the artwork
* It is not restricted that painting should be in perspective, one can make the artwork freehand as well.
Judging Panel comprises of International Artists.
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